“We get so blinded when we get political power” – Jonathan

According to the former president Goodluck Jonathan, most politicians become oblivious once they get political power.

Speaking at a book presentation/reception that wrapped up a week of events commemorating Justice Kate Abiri’s retirement as Chief Judge of the Bayelsa State, Jonathan cautioned politicians against becoming enamoured with the influence they have.

Additionally, he urged judicial officials to work to uphold the rule of law with impartiality and bravery, noting that doing so was crucial to the administration of justice.

Jonathan said;

“I advise politicians that while in office, let us not try to blackmail the judiciary because it is conservative. When we get political power, we get so blinded. Politicians should know that society is changing.

“Today, we are celebrating our retiring Chief Judge because she has served meritoriously. In 2015, she left Bayelsa for Rivers to perform the swearing-in of the governor thereby averting anarchy. It appears that the judicial arm is more functional than the executive.”

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